Re: [PATCH 0/3] Improve TSC as a clocksource under VMware

From: Alok Kataria
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 15:12:01 EST

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 22:55 -0700, Chris Snook wrote:
> Alok Kataria wrote:
> > This patch set makes some changes to the TSC code, so that it is always
> > used as the default clocksource when running under VMware.
> > The first 2 patches do the ground work of adding code to detect if we
> > are running under VMware.
> > The third patch adds a tsc_reliable flag which tells us that TSC is
> > reliable on this system, so that we can skip some tests which can
> > potentially mark TSC as unstable. Details under individual patch
> > headers.
> Do you intend for this to supplement Jeff Hansen's tsc=stable patch, or to
> replace it? If you intend to supplement it, you should rework your submission
> to make sure that both your autodetection and his command-line option use the
> same internal mechanism, and if you intend to replace it, you should say this
> explicitly, and justify it. Either way, you should definitely CC Jeff on the
> submission, as I am doing now.

Hi Chris,

I had made this change to supplement Jeff's change, but I notice that
his change is not in any of the trees yet. Let me incorporate that in
the next iteration of this patch.

> -- Chris

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